Sign in to follow this  
Guest over and out

New Forum idea, rate companies?

Recommended Posts

Maybe a useful forum would be one that we can rate direct download purchasing experiences. As we all know it is becoming more the norm to do direct download purchasing. I have had overall good experience with the direct downloads I have purchased so far.My recent examples include Alphasim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

Hello,I think you will run into problems in regards to setting up a forum like that. I agree that there are unscrupulous companies that should be made known to the FS Community, as well as great companies that produce quality products.The main problem(s) I see right off the top of my head are:1. How do you control the forum, in regards to who gets to post.2. Does one have to prove they purchased the product before being allowed to post.3. How would one prove they purchased the product.4. How would you control individuals who have a vested interest in a particular company from making statements about another company.I

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good idea, but Mike is right.There are too many shills on the forums. They would rip into any opposing viewpoint. It would be quite ugly :(Shills create dedicated accounts, well in advance of needing them. This creates an illusion of "credibility". For example, they reply to a few random threads, giving them a respectable post count. A few months down the line they will come across a thread that criticizes his/her company, and then they go in for the kill ;)I digress :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

>There are too many shills on the forums. They would rip into>any opposing viewpoint. It would be quite ugly :(>>Shills create dedicated accounts, well in advance of needing>them. This creates an illusion of "credibility". For>example, they reply to a few random threads, giving them a>respectable post count. A few months down the line they will>come across a thread that criticizes his/her company, and then>they go in for the kill ;)Yes; I was once labled as a Pro-Pilot shill, by many on the FS98 forums. And I'm still lying in wait for anyone here, to cut down Pro-Pilot, so that I can go in for the kill! :-hah And yes- I agree with the 1st & 2nd replies. It's exactly what will happen...L.Adamson

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tom will never allow such a forum.Jaap Verduijn.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jaap,You have that right! :)No way would we do a forum like that. We have our hands full with our forums as it is. Creating a forum like that would be the same as drawing a bulls eye and asking for everyone to take a shot. Ain't going to happen... :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was just a thought.:-shyAnd yes, you said it. Your signature block is great, here you post Ariane - Captain Sim - PSS - Simware Simulations - Wilco Publishing as companies that you will no longer do business with.That

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Tom!Absolutely correct, it would become a cesspit in no time at all, even with a cleaning crew constantly on watch. Things like this are very nice in theory, but don't work in daily life... unfortunately.Be well!Jaap Verduijn.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ratings are just matters of opinion for personal reasons. :-hah My Captain Sim C-130 is an excellent example of some of the best graphics in the flight sim business. Well done graphics are very important to my personal tastes. Thefor, Capt. Sim is on my good list, while you'll find them on other peoples less than desireable list. Once again, it's personal reasons.Different than your MegaScenery FS9 experience, my MegaScenery for FSX seems to add to the frame rates rather than taking them. Haven't used it for FS9. IMO --- MegaScenery = excellent!L.Adamson

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree, reviews can be largely based on personal views, that's what is great - lots of info from various views and experiences. This helps us all.good day to all!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this